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  • Ben Carson draws a huge crowd at Colorado Springs book signing

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    More than an hour before Ben Carson was set to arrive, a few hundred people were lined up outside Mardel, a Christian and education supply store in Colorado Springs. The supporters wore pins, clutched copies of his books and held signs, imploring Carson, a former director of...

  • State patrol 'saturating' El Paso, Teller counties to reinforce rules of the road

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    An increased force of Colorado State Patrol troopers are patrolling El Paso and Teller counties this weekend in an effort to crack down on unlawful driving. The enhanced patrols began at 6 p.m. Friday and continue until midnight Monday. This is the third of four "saturation patrols"...

  • State politicians don cowboy clothes at annual State Fair fundraiser

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    PUEBLO - The state's top politicians and political hopefuls donned their cowboy hats and boots for the Colorado State Fair's annual legislative barbecue - a key networking event in a particularly competitive election year. Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the state's strong agricultural...

  • Coroners' inconsistent reports muddle efforts to understand shooting deaths

    By Katharina Buchholz
and April Nowicki CU News Corps -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    In 2013, at least 547 people were killed by gunshot wounds in Colorado. Last year, a 1-year-old toddler was shot and killed by her 22-year-old father after he had an argument with the girl's mother in Westminster. A 12-year-old boy got his hands on a gun and used it to take his own...

  • Udall pledges to get permanent federal funding for watershed protection

    By mEGAN sCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall pledged Friday in flood-ravaged Williams Canyon to work at the federal level to secure permanent funding for watershed protection so future emergencies do not leave cities scrambling to find money for repairs. "We need to make the funding permanent. We need to...

  • Rate hike likely for Colorado Springs Utilities customers, along with staff cuts

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Hefty price tags on emission control projects and possible fuel price increases could force the Colorado Springs City Council to increase electric rates, defer maintenance on water main lines and make staff cuts at Colorado Springs Utilities in 2015. The projected budget is expected...

  • County may ask voters to give $2M in extra cash to parks

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    El Paso County commissioners could ask voters this November to approve using more than $2 million in extra money on parks, including a proposed acquisition of Jones Park in the forest west of Colorado Springs. The ballot question concerning the $2,044,078 in excess revenue from 2013...

  • Colorado Springs may look for event to replace Balloon Classic

    by Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs city officials will likely look for another event next Labor Day weekend to replace the Colorado Balloon Classic, after the organization behind the Classic said Aug. 15 it would be leaving the city. Karen Palus, the city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services...

  • Colorado marijuana activists challenge taxes

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    DENVER — A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn't, they say the state of Colorado can't collect taxes on the drug. The tax challenge is going before a Denver...

  • Humane Society pleased despite possibility it will miss lofty adoption goal

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region may not meet its ambitious goal of saving nearly 4,000 cats and dogs to win the ASPCA's $100K Rachael Ray Challenge this summer, but a spokeswoman said the shelter still came out on top. In May, the nonprofit was chosen along with 50...

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